Thursday, September 24, 2009

For Laughs

Well since my last post was so sad and the past week was so heavy, I felt the need to post something fun and something to laugh at.

Yesterday, I needed to go to the grocery store because I clearly had not been in forever and simply because I plan on cooking my hubby some meals this next week! Get excited hunny. I have starved my poor hubbie the past few months. That is all way off the subject... sorry i must have some a.d.d. today.
While I was looking for a parking spot, I saw some "business in the front and a party in the back." And by that I mean, big time MULLET!
I was thinking to myself! Wow I just got to see one those "people from walmart."
I thought, well this is definitely tweetable, but I definitely can't drive by him again, roll down my window and take a picture. So as I was walking by, he turned his head and I already had my phone out and I just snapped a pic! I can't believe I did that, it was just too good to be true! I seriously didn't know those mullet things were still happening. I thought those were so back in the 90's. Anyways, I was pumped and it made me laugh, and well I needed to laugh! I can't believe I was brave enough to do it.
If you have never checked out this website, you should go right this minute for some more laughs.... Its pretty amazing! Believe it or not, there are not that many people on there from Arkansas, I know...shocker!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

My "Papa"

My grandfather, Stan Rushin, died Monday morning, September 14, 2009 at 3:19 am.

On Saturday, my grandmother and him had a wonderful day at home together. They slept in late, laid in bed together and played with their 2 little dogs. They also set out on their back porch and watched the birds and squirrels all afternoon. Around 3pm my papa decided to go take out the trash. My grandmother felt like it was taking him an awful lot of time, and she decided to go check on him. When she walked outside, she found him passed out, unconscious and laying in a puddle of blood. She called the ambulance and they rushed him to the hospital. My mom got there a minute after they did, and they said it was a very bad fall and would not let her see them. She called me and my sister hysterically crying telling us to go get my grandmother and to Hurry. It took us 45 minutes to get her ready and get her to the hospital. When we got there, the e.r. doctor came out and said it does not look good. His brain was bleeding and swelling and they were trying their hardest to do what they could.
They think he might of had an aneurysm or something that caused him to fall, because there was no sign of him trying to catch his fall.
On Sunday, September 13, 2009, my grandmother decided it was time to let him go. She told us that they promised each other they would not let each other live as vegetables or on a ventilator. She said it was time to let him go. Of all days this was grandparents day.
My grandmother has so much strength, I have only seen her break down once. She is incredible. They were married 61 years, and they were each others worlds. Their main job was taking care of each other. My papa had Alzheimer's and had been deteriorating these past few years. My grandmother still had the patience of a saint.
They opened their own business, Rushins Upholstery, back in 1962. They called him, "Stan the fabric Man" and he always was handing out business cards. He was such a hard worker. He retired I think 3 different times, and still was at work everyday last week.
He was a sweet, sweet man, sometime temperamental, but always very loving and was a true servant. He was always a jokester and had some awesome one liners!

I will miss his smiling face a ton, but have peace and hopes to see him one day again.

Matthew 5:4- "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted"

These next 2 days will be tough. Visitation is tonight from 6-8 at Little Rock funeral home. The service will be tomorrow at 11:30 at Immanuel Baptist church in Little Rock.

I know a ton of you have been praying for my family, and the prayers are much appreciated and coveted right now! Thank you.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wake surfing

Marc Wake surfing! Check our his awesome form!

Wake surfing

Our new fun watersport that we learned this summer!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

This past weekend

We had a great weekend home! Finally! We've been traveling so much it felt nice to stay in Fayetteville. The weather was absolutely gorgeous. Saturday morning I took/drug marc to the farmers market. He had never been to it in all of his 8 years living here... So it was definitely time for him to experience! It one of my all time favorite things to do in Fayetteville! The people watching is phenomenal! We then went to uncle gaylords and had breakfast... Yet another cultural experience! If you have been there you know what I'm talking about! It was hilarious! He will not agree so much.
I ended up cleaning our entire house the rest of the day which felt soo good to do.
Marc was mowing the lawn and guess what he found....

Cute little bunnies!

They were precious

But we let them go... Sadness!

And On Sunday we did a lot of this...

Lou was tired from his long walk! Ha! We love us some naps on Sunday!

And that was our weekend! How was yours?!?

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